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#1 Sal Mcc OFFLINE  

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Posted February 23, 2014 - 08:42 PM

This is my White GT-1855 i recently bought. Below is a current picture of it. 

 

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It originally had an 18 HP Briggs Vanguard V-twin. The motor was blown and dissembled when i bought it. It is all shaft drive to a dual range Hydrostatic rearend. It has a 50" cut and a rear Hydraulic lift. It is also known as a 998 model. 

 

This tractor will eventually have a full restoration done at some point in the future. More information on that a little later. 

 

I have just spent about four days getting this tractor running. I will be posting more pictures and information as it progresses.


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Posted February 23, 2014 - 09:34 PM

Thats a nice looking tractor. Looking forward to the resto on it.


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Posted February 23, 2014 - 10:02 PM

The 1855  comes in lots of flavors 995-998.  What year is yours?   Front belt drive PTO.   Those are some cool tractors.


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Posted February 23, 2014 - 11:08 PM

Looks like a very capable tractor. Will be fun watching you find out its capabilities.
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Posted February 25, 2014 - 10:39 PM

The 1855  comes in lots of flavors 995-998.  What year is yours?   Front belt drive PTO.   Those are some cool tractors.

It is a 998 model. All of the drive stuff is shaft driven and hydro rearend with hi / low range. 

 

It is interesting. This one sat outside for a long while and all the bolts are rusty so that has probably been the biggest challenge.



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Posted February 25, 2014 - 10:43 PM

The last couple days i have spent working on getting the brake unfrozen and the deck spindles. 

 

This is a picture of how i found it:

 

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Posted February 26, 2014 - 05:36 AM

It looks like you are short the side panels or you just haven't put them on. Does yours have the front PTO with cover like mine?    The models 995,996,998, ect were made for Ranch King, Tradesman, Yardman, Lawnflite, White, ect.    Some of the differences are engine, front spindles, pivot bar ass'y, labels and some little things, but all in all the same tractor.


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Posted February 26, 2014 - 08:51 AM

Actually this tractor wasn't made for White, by the time they were putting vanguards in these models, the outdoor division of White had been sold to MTD and called White outdoor.

The silver stripe version would have had a cast aluminum grille and the WFE would have had the red stripe with a chrome grille.



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Posted February 26, 2014 - 11:13 AM

So MTD got the design when they bought White and used it for others?  That makes sense.  Thats why its a better design then MTD would have come up with.   Thanks for setting me strait on the 995-998 series tractors. HALFSCALE  aren't you the guy that makes those cool half scale tractors?  If you are you got talent....    Thanks again



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Posted February 26, 2014 - 12:38 PM

the only way,i believe, to really tell if it is a 993/995/998/999 is by the model number itself. and you cant go by the motor # because it is a re-power.

they just changed numbers by year, with subtle changes. but i think White has a whole different numbering system than MTD.

and i could be totally wrong but i think im close.

 

that machine pictured is identical to my 995



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Posted February 26, 2014 - 01:51 PM

The 998,999 had bigger (thicker) spindles then the 993,995



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Posted February 26, 2014 - 03:37 PM

they all come with 1" spindles, from the 990-998. just looked this up.

http://www.mtdparts....langId=-1#Error

 

 

from what i see the White GT-1855 was made in 1986, 87, 88, 92, 93, 94, & 95

so it could be a 992/995/996/998...............how confusing is that ? it all depends on the year it was produced.


Edited by cityboy2977, February 26, 2014 - 04:03 PM.


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Posted February 26, 2014 - 06:24 PM

I guess thats what makes it an MTD.  Sometimes there is no rhyme or reason with them.  I have a 848 Hechinger but I have a hard time finding OEM parts for. If I can't find a part under the Hechinger model, I can find it under the Cub Cadet model.  They seem to make parts available longer for Cub Cadet then the rebadged hardware name models (Southern States, Hechinger, Lowes ect). 



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Posted February 26, 2014 - 07:16 PM

I never checked to see what size spindles are on mine. I can't remember which forum I read but there was a 998 with FEL and the only differences was motor and front pivot axle ass'y and spindle ass'y or something like that. 



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Posted February 27, 2014 - 12:07 AM

yours are 1"....same machine as my 995.  might have been Blacksmith's FEL build. i wanna say he made custom spindles for his machine or boxed em in...i forget.

 

Sal, is the sticker still under the seat so you can identify for sure ?


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